I found a small colony of these under a beech tree,violet on top of cap,a short thick stem,the smaller upside down cap is the same mushroom type.about 25-30 mm wide,25-30 mm high.
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Very interesting, do you have any more photos of this, especially of the stem without too much disturbance and/or older specimens. Also the base of the stem.
I am wondering if this might be a Cortinarius.
Best I can do I"m afraid,hope it helps,they were only emerging the bigger one was the largest there.
Thanks for your help.
will have another look later, but another thing, any ideas on soiltype, could it be on limestone or otherwise high ph? I am still thinking along the lines of an interesting Cortinarius.
Well it was in a small corpse of mixed wooland about 30 mts wide that ran alongside a small river,treees would be at least 100-120 years I suspect.There is evidence that at some stage the river was cleaned and soil deposited alongside the wood ,the bank is still there with mature trees in it .I would suspect a high ph. Soil would be good agricultural soil with limestone penetrating surface nearby.
I agree with Mikeds id based on the link below picture is perfect match for what I saw .Thanks Miked.
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